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South County Brews: Grey Sail Brewery

Taste popular and exclusive, limited-run beers at the brewery's Westerly tap room

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Grey Sail is all about family (the company was founded by husband-and-wife team Alan and Jennifer Brinton in Westerly in 2011), and that includes their Ocean State brewing kin, too. The brewery's neighboring facility, Grey Sail Tap Room, offers beers produced by other local companies in addition to Grey Sail’s own brews.

It’s a generous policy, and one you’d expect from Jennifer, who also sits on the executive board of the Rhode Island Brewer’s Guild. But frankly, if we’re setting sail to the former home of the Westerly Macaroni Factory to drink beer, we’re going for Grey Sail’s unfiltered Flying Jenny extra pale ale, one of the limited-run beers you can only get at the brewery.

Too far away, you say? You can find Grey Sail all over Rhode Island, and a new expansion has the brewery producing nine times more beer than it did a few years ago – with plenty of capacity to brew even more.